Features

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice

Heavyweight Battle

Oct 20, 2013

The development paths of OpenOffice and LibreOffice parted in 2010. Which of the two office suites is leading the way?

AirPrint

Printing on Air

Oct 08, 2013

If your home network includes a Linux machine, you have access to everything you need to share your printers on the network as AirPrint-enabled devices.

MediaGoblin

Set up your own media-sharing site with MediaGoblin

Oct 08, 2013

The same way that “ease of use” usually equates to less flexibility, “convenience” is nearly always synonymous with less privacy. And, YouTube nowadays is very, very convenient, if you catch my drift. So, if you just want to share a video and not all of your personal data, or you want to avoid rude users from commenting on your kids’ videos, MediaGoblin is what you need.

Recovering Deleted Files with Scalpel

Scalpel File Carver

Sep 24, 2013

The Scalpel file carver helps users restore what they thought were lost files.

Introducing the Accessible Computing Foundation

Assistive Technology

Sep 23, 2013

Assistive technologies may be the next major challenge for free software.

Life on Planet Firefox

Writing apps for the new Firefox OS phones

Sep 10, 2013

Cooking up an app for the Firefox OS is in no way difficult. All you need is a good measure of HTML and a dash of CSS. A few drops of JavaScript will bring it all to life.

Visual Programming with Alice

Alice 3.1

Sep 09, 2013

If you can use your desktop environment, then you can also write programs: All you need is your mouse, the Alice IDE, and some time to experiment.

Replicant: The Struggle for Free Mobile

The Struggle for Free Mobile

Aug 26, 2013

Most people are under the impression that Android is free software, so why the need for Replicant, a project that describes itself as a “fully free Android distribution”?

The One-Watt Server

Home Router as a Mini-Server

Aug 22, 2013

Many devices now run Linux – but mostly as closed source firmware that you cannot access. We show how to use OpenWrt to free the TL-MR3020 router from its proprietary firmware and convert it into an all-around server for your home network.

Communication in the Post-PRISM World

PRISM Break: Part 1

Aug 12, 2013

Linux users didn’t need the recent NSA eavesdropping scandal to convince them that securing communication was a good idea. For years, free software developers have been creating secure tools that offer similar functionalities to all of those popular but very leaky services with ridiculous names.

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